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Full Freeview on the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 48,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Guildford transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)192mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)192mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (London), 4 Channel 4 London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)192mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)192mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C52 (722.0MHz)191mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C49 (698.0MHz)191mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 84 Quest Red +1, plus 21 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Guildford (Surrey, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Guildford transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 45km northeast
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 47km northeast
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupB EB EEB EB EB EA B C/D E K VHF
C40BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C41+A
C43ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C44+2
C46BBC2BBC2BBC2D3+4D3+4D3+4
C47+C
C48SDNSDNSDN
700C49-1ArqBArqBArqB
C50C4C4C4
C51+B_local_local_local
C52ArqAArqAArqA
C54D

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th April and 18th April 2012.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 200W
Mux 1*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc♦
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Guildford was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Friday, 8 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:33 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:01 on 06 Sep to 15:59 on 06 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:01 on 06 Sep to 15:59 on 06 Sep. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:35 yesterday to 02:01 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 00:35 yesterday t [BBC]

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Chris Warner
11:19 AM Godalming

Hi. I am having a problem tuning my Technika TV to receive a new station That's Surrey. I have completed a factory reset and attempted to retune a number of times. This prompts my to ask as to which aerial I should be using vertical or horizontal. The existing aerial is mounted on the side of my property at GU7 3PT which has visual sight of the transmitters on the Hogs Back Guildford which I would think is appropriately 2.5 miles away if that.
A further oddity is that my Smart Samsung which is connected to a roof aerial directed to Crystal Palace London picks up the Thats Surrey signal but a Sony Smart TV and a Hitachi Freeview box all connected to the same roof aerial as the Samsung will not tune no matter how much I retune each of the sets.

Chris Warner

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Saturday, 9 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:01 on 06 Sep to 15:59 on 06 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:01 on 06 Sep to 15:59 on 06 Sep. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:35 on 07 Sep to 02:01 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 00:35 on 07 S [BBC]

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MikeP
10:42 AM

Chris Warner:

The Guildford transmitter is not on the Hogs Back but near to Guildford Cathedral. The aerial masts you see on the Hogs Back are for non-TV communications. Have a look at the 'Freeview Map' link below your post: Freeview reception at GU73 PT.

The Guildford transmitter uses vertical polarisation. From the listing available, Guildford does not carry That's Surrey but Crystal Palace does. How well you can receive those signals is uncertain. You would need a different aerial with the rods horizontal and aimed at 54 degrees East, the transmitter is some 45 km away so a high gain aerial would be needed. See the 'digitaluk trade' link below your post: Coverage Checker - Detailed View

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Sunday, 10 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:01 on 06 Sep to 15:59 on 06 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:01 on 06 Sep to 15:59 on 06 Sep. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:35 on 07 Sep to 02:01 on 08 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 00:35 on 07 S [BBC]

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mike o'sullivan
9:07 PM

I am tuned to the Guildford transmitter and I seem to be getting "That's Surrey" in my post code(GU48NH). Good reception. I assumed that I was getting it from Guildford. Am I wrong?

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Monday, 11 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:36 AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:35 on 07 Sep to 02:01 on 08 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 00:35 on 07 Sep to 01:20 on 08 Sep, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 00:35 on 07 Sep to 01:21 on 08 Sep, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 00:35 on 07 Sep to 01:21 on 08 [BBC]

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MikeP
10:42 AM

mike o'sullivan:

What multiplex channel number are you getting it on? The listing of what is transmitted from Guildford does not mention That's Surrey, but it may be on one that does not have a complete listing.



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StevensOnln1
11:11 AM

MikeP: That's Surrey is broadcast from the Guildford transmitter on C51 and not Crystal Palace, which is confirmed by the Digital UK postcode checker for the postcode given by Mike O'Sullivan. The final few local TV multiplexes which have launched over the last few months don't appear to have been added to the transmitter maps on here yet.

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Saturday, 16 September 2017
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Mike O'Sullivan
9:01 PM

thanks for those replies.

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